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with serious injuries after a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction hit the car she was in. she'll undergo surgery for a broken back and ribs. her campaign says she was expected to be -- she is expected to be hospitalized for the next two weeks. arrington's friend was also in the car and she was seriously hurt. the driver of the car that hit them was killed. i want to bring in cnn political reporter rebecca burg. what is the latest? >> of course, arrington days ago catapulted to national attention. what we know so far, they are still investigating this car accident, but what we do know is a car swerved into arrington's lane. she was a passenger. her friend was driving her vehicle, but this car coming
from a northbound direction hit arrington's c head-on, very high speed head-on collision. the driver of that other vehicle is deceased. we do not know the identity of that driver yet, but arrington and her friend both with very serious injuries, we're told from her campaign to expect she'll have multiple surgeries over the coming days and hospitalized for as much as two weeks, perhaps longer. here is what her campaign manager had to say outside of the hospital earlier. >> as we all know, katie is an extremely tough, strong woman. she has tremendous faith and an incredibly supportive family. it's from her strong faith, from her support of her family, the prayers and support of our community, and the incredible doctors and staff here at this hospital that she is certain she will make a quick recovery and be back to work for our state
soon. >> so now her former rival mark sanford and the president did tweet their thoughts and prayers are with her today. wishing her a swift recovery. in the meantime, what is happening with this campaign? well, relatively safe republican seat. not a toss-up race, according to our race readings, but nevertheless her democratic opponent joe cunningham said today he is suspending his campaign activities as she recovers. so we'll keep you updated on the latest developments here, fred. >> all wishing a speedy recovery. thank you so much, rebecca berg. many are focussing on the immigration chaos at the border. today more than two dozen lawmakers are touring facilities in texas, despite the white house ending family separations this week, thousands of families remain torn apart, and today many are still wondering when and how they'll be brought back together. cnn correspondent polo sandoval is in texas.
polo, what are lawmakers learn something. >> behind me some of the latest visitors of one of the centers, detention centers, in south texas. at least outside. members of the civil rights group lulac. but earlier today a delegation of congressmen and women have been traveling through south texas, one of the busiest border control sectors when it comes to apprehensions and seeing firsthand what it's like. we showed you what we assume they were able to see. we've shown you the pictures that were handed out by the u.s. government last week. of course, our cameras not allowed in. the government citing privacy reasons, but these lawmakers saying they saw some of what we've seen in the pictures, these people being housed behind chain link fencing, many of them sleeping under mylar blankets and the sheer numbers that they've been dealing with as we heard from representative jackie speier, who described inside as heartbreaking. i want you to hear what the democrat from california said about the ongoing efforts to
reunify children that were separated from parents after the implementation of zero tolerance. >> in terms of reunification, i have zero, zero understanding that anyone has been reunited with their parents. i think these children have been sent off. they may have an "a" number, but when they go through the department of health and human services, they get a different number, so the ability to match them, i think, becomes much more difficult. so i don't believe they have been reunified, and you've got to show me proof. pleasure. >> the congresswoman talking about numbers. let's keep on that topic right now. here's where things stand right now. approximately 2,400 children are still in the care of the u.s. government. important to point out, though, fred, that includes unaccompanied minors, which continue to cross the u.s.-mexico border and that also includes those who were separated from their parents so the mothers and fathers would then be prosecuted for illegal
entry, which by the way, prosecutors here in south texas have seen a significant increase, 200% increase of prosecutions that we have seen for illegal entry, that misdemeanor charge. fred? >> all right, polo sandoval in mcallen, texas, thank you so much. so the immigration issue isn't just being discussed on the federal level. many cities have a lot at stake in the debate. joining me right now, the mayor of austin, texas, steve adler. mr. mayor, thanks so much for being with me. you tried to visit an immigration shelter earlier in the week but weren't allowed to enter, is that right? have you gotten an explanation or since been able to get in? >> you know, there was a group of about 20 mayors with the u.s. conference of mayors, and we were not able to get in. we were told -- we submitted an application, we were told it was going to take another two weeks for it to be processed, so we had to look as best we could from the front gate, but i'll tell you, the mayor of new york and i, mayor de blasio, went
across the border on to the mexico side, where we could get a better view of the facility, but still, we were not admitted. >> so what's your concern? you know, what is your gut instinct tell you when you hear the answer, no, you do not have access as an elected official? what's this make you think? >> well, you know, it's disturbing. our community here and the communities that sent the other mayors to the border just want to have people that have eyes on the children and on the operation. i'm not sure exactly what security or administrative concern a bunch of elected mayors would cause, but it is disturbing just to see videos, to not really be able to see the facilities. the whole thing is disturbing, that we're using children as a deterrent for people legally seeking asylum in this country is just wrong. >> well, isn't -- one is led to
believe that the inference is that no one wants you or someone to witness what is taking place. don't want you to see something, and especially when you're talking about your motivation is to see and observe with your own eyes the well being, particularly, of kids. have you received any kind of explanation as to why it would be an endangerment for you as a mayor to see what's taking place inside? >> we were not given an explanation other than it takes longer, more time, to be able to just process the application. but we were there almost 20 mayors were there. i don't think we would have presented a risk, and i think we could have been able to answer questions for people back in my community and in these other communities. people are standing up. people are asking questions. the only reason that there's any measure of change even at this point is because people have
finally stood up and said no, we're not going to do this anymore. people are invested in this issue. people want to know what's going on. >> there were a number of lawmakers, of course, 25 or so, who made their way into a facility there in mcallen, texas, today and their descriptions, you know, were quite terse, using words like barbaric and heartbreaking, shocking, outrageous, it's a prison, they are in cages. one representative, congressman heinz, said he saw mounds of silver mylar and just thought it was a pile of the silver mylar until he saw it moving and saw little girls emerge. it's a humanitarian crisis, describes representative este, there is a need for consistency and compassion. hearing their points of view, after having witnessed, you know, these cages, these facilities, after walking
through, tells you what about the urgency or immediacy of changing or addressing this? >> there's a real sense of urgency here. we have children that are not with their parents, even with the executive order we have almost 2500 children that should be with their parents, and they are not there right now. you know, dianne and i are having our first opportunity to be alone with our new grand baby, and i can't even imagine what it would be like to be in a situation where you would be separated from children this way. there are 20,000 children, unaccompanied children, that many of them have family in this country. they shouldn't be in cages or detained or in foster homes. they should be reunited with their families and parents everywhere, people everywhere, are feeling the urgency that you just have to know that these children and their parents are feeling. you know, i've heard reports now
that it could take up to four months to get some of these children back with their parents, and that's too long. there is an urgency for this issue. >> so as the mayor of austin, you have access and you have oversight, but do you feel powerless in this situation? >> well, it's real apparent that this isn't a city call to be made, because the decision would be different, but again, there is power in the cities. there is power in the communities. it is people that are standing up all across this country that are the only reason why there's been even the measure of change that we have seen over the last week, so powerless in a lot of ways, but powerful in many others. and i would just urge everybody that's continuing to watch this to recognize the movement that's happened thus far because people stood up and to make sure that people keep their voices going,
because there's still a lot of work to do. >> austin, texas, mayor steve adler, appreciate your time. >> thank you. thank you. still ahead, sarah huckabee sanders kicked out of a virginia restaurant, she said, because she works for president trump. meanwhile, the president will be speaking outside of las vegas today. will he address the immigration chaos? we'll talk about that next. ♪ hey allergy muddlers: are you one sneeze away from being voted out of the carpool? try zyrtec® zyrtec® starts working hard at hour one and works twice as hard when you take it again the next day. stick with zyrtec®. muddle no more®. and try children's zyrtec® for consistently powerful relief of your kid's allergies.
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most basic american tenants, that we can agree to disagree. meantime, the president just touched down in las vegas for a rally and a fundraiser for republican senator dean heller. nevada is a key swing state and a state trump lost in 2016. cnn's sarah westwood is at the rally site. senator heller's seat is considered to be on the endangered list for republicans already and this is a state where immigration is front and center, so is the president expected to double down on that immigration stance today? >> well, president trump is known for doubling down on controversial issues, and so far he has stood by his zero tolerance immigration policy, despite a nationwide backlash. here in las vegas, the president does have a packed schedule today. he is attending that fundraiser for dean heller, who greeted him at the airport when he touched down just moments ago and whose seat republicans are struggling to defend in november.
he will speak in this room to the nevada republican party, where he may touch on the issue of immigration while making a broader argument over why republicans need to expand their congressional majorities in november. and, of course, he'll attend a tax reform round table before jetting back to washington later tonight. of course, all this political activity is coming against the backdrop of confusion over how the administration plans to reunite the 2,300 children who have been separated from their families at the border. trump is expected to potentially touch on that during his remarks and it's something he's returned to this week as immigration talks have hit a snag in the house. >> all right, sarah westwood, thank you so much. we'll check back with you. all right, let me bring in my panel now, senior political analyst and editor at "the atlantic" ron brownstein and amie parnes, senior political correspondent for "the hill." good to see you both. >> hi, fred. >> ron, you first.
this border issue has caused a lot of controversy, but the president likes to say his immigration policies are what got him elected, but there's a lot of chaos and confusion. doesn't seem to be carried out or executed in an organized fashion, and these images and eyewitness accounts are horrific, so will this battle help or hurt the gop leading into the november midterms? >> well, you know, i think there is a very calculated and coordinated choice here that the president is making, and it is consistent with the choice he's made throughout his presidency. he's governing over and over again when he faces a choice, he almost always comes down on the side of trying to energize and mobilize his older blue collar and nonurban base. usually, a party -- at the price of accepting greater polarization in other parts of the electorate, and i think the calculation they are making is that they can turn out more of their base supporters in november than you usually see in
a midterm election, and the bet is that they will not provoke an offsetting turnout from the groups that are most unhappy about this policy, particularly hispanic voters, young people, and college-educated white voters. to me the key kind of tipping point constituency on this are working class white women. we talked about this before, they were critical to donald trump's victory in 2016. they are probably critical to where the democrats can extend their gains beyond white collar suburbs in 2018 and in the polling done in the family separation, they opposed it by 2-1, so can he hold them? is this the kind of thing where polarization aimed at his base drives away swing voters? that is the dynamic that is playing out, i think, between now and november. >> aime, how do you see it? >> i agree with ron completely. he faces troubles in that he lost a little moderate support this week. you heard a lot of people, even
laura bush come out and say this was appalling. a lot of republicans on the hill i heard from were saying the same thing, that this was problematic for their party going into a midterm, but this is a culture war to him. this is why he feels he was elected. he feels he can double down and move forward and that he will win on this issue, so i think he is going to dig his heels in and he feels like immigration is his issue. >> real quick, there is a challenge here for democrats. normally the midterm electorates are older and wider, significantly, than the presidential year electorates at a time when older whites have become the cornerstone of the trump and republican coalition. i mean, the challenge they have is that the question is whether younger voters and hispanic voters are going to turn out in larger numbers than they usually do in a midterm. it's not just trump. 80% of house republicans last week voted for a bill that would cut legal immigration by 40%,
including a number of republicans in highly diverse districts in places like texas, california, and georgia, and what that says to me is they simply do not believe the voters are most likely to be exercised about that are going to break the usual pattern and show up in large novembers in november, and it is up to the democratic coalition to see if they can, in effect, call the bluff on immigration. >> and then as you might have noticed earlier, you know, president trump is coming under fire from at least one prominent republican congressman. he lost his seat, mark sanford, you know, in the south carolina primary, but he also wrote in "the washington post" in his op-ed that he believes this was part of the penalty for not being trump enough, so does that highlight something about, you know, a real consequence of loyalty or lack thereof? >> yeah, i think it does. loyalty is huge to him. this is -- every -- it's big to every politician, but especially to him, but i think he did
suffer the consequences. his opponent was actually saying, you know, he was making this issue, that he doesn't support trump, and so i do think that he suffered the consequences here, but, you know, trump was also -- when he was faced with -- when he went to capitol hill this week, he didn't read the room correctly either and kind of insulted sanford in front of his colleagues and i think that hurt him, as well. he kind of didn't know how to remain quiet about this issue and let him sort of lose and let this issue go away. >> so, ron, how powerful is this pledging of allegiance to the president, to a man, you know, that it's being, you know, that's superseding the pledging the allegiance to the flag, to country? >> trump's approval ratings among republicans are sky high. in some polls they are the highest we've seen for a president among voters in his own party, and i think part of the reason for that is because he is such a confrontational figure and he has taken on all
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are going to see how it plays out in november. >> all right, ron brownstein, amie parnes, good to see you both. thanks so much. straight ahead, lawmakers are visiting several immigration facilities demanding access and action to end the chaos of families sfrat families separated at the border. live report from florida next. from maybelline new york. temptation mascara our most addictive volume. creamy formula infused with coconut extract. lashes so soft... so dense... so tempting. new temptation mascara. only from maybelline new york. join t-mobile. and get netflix included. so your family can watch what they love in more places. get an unlimited family plan with netflix on us. and right now, buy one samsung galaxy s9 and get one free.
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was refused entry earlier in the week to go inside a facility. cnn correspondent diane gallagher is there right now. diane, what are the lawmakers there hoping to find out and see? >> you know, more than anything i think they want to see for themselves, because it has been so secretive. just finding out what's going on in this facility that the government has contracted a contractor to sort of operate this. we do know from the time we went on the tour yesterday that there's roughly 1200 kids from the ages of 13 to 17 inside there right now. all of the talk and all of the concern right now about those children who were separated from their parents at the border because of the trump administration's zero tolerance policy, roughly 70 members of the children who were there of the 1200 are -- fall underneath that. the rest arrived unaccompanied.
i'm being told right now it looks like the members of congress are just coming out of their tour. they were in there about an hour, which is about the time i got to spend in there, as well. sounds like a long time, but this is a massive facility. this campus is a former job force site, so we got to go into lots of rooms and see the dormitories, but it felt like we were rushed and briskly taken from room to room. i didn't talk to a single child in there, and i toured the centralized processing center in mcallen, texas, and i got to talk to people there. they didn't allow that here. now, marco rubio toured this facility yesterday. he said they also told him he would not be able to, and some of the images you're seeing from inside are probably these government issued images because they won't let us bring cameras, phones, or security devices citing privacy reasons. we'll see. the democratic delegation that was here, you mentioned some of those members, they said they are going to try to talk to
those kids, because, again, their voices are important, learning their stories and why they are in there and how they feel. that was important. i didn't given the opportunity to do that. we're going to hopefully in a few moments. >> right, before you go, though, quickly, i do want to ask you, when we look at these images and again many of the images inside the facility are images that have been supplied by the government, so you're looking at some of the kids, at least from the back, looks like they are all wearing the same t-shirts and even shorts. is there anything you've learned about the process when they get in? how are they processed, you know, there is uniformity in terms of what they are wearing. we see the pictures of art activities, et cetera. can you give us a kind of thumbnail sketch of what they go through? >> oh, sure thing. so, what we were told by the director here at the homestead facility is that when the kids arrive, first they go through --
>> i am so sorry, diane, i know you're going to run off to talk to some of those lawmakers, but i need to go to breaking news out of mcallen, texas. polo sandoval is on the line with us, because i understand, polo, there's a bus with children trying to leave but the crowd is not letting that happen. explain. >> well, fred, we're trying to find out exactly who is aboard that bus. right now these are the buses traditionally used to transport detainees in and out of border patrol facilities as they are processed. you can't actually see inside, except some silhouettes and people detained in the bus. let me tell you what happened five, ten minutes ago here. what was a peaceful demonstration initially that was being led by a civil rights group right in front of the processing facility in mcallen, texas. only a couple of miles north of the u.s.-mexico border, as this bus began to pull out, that's when the demonstrators spilled
out into the street and blocked the path of this large bus. border patrol agents had to clear the roadway unsuccessfully, and now police officers with the mcallen police department have been called to try to clear the route here, but as you can imagine from some of these pictures we're bringing to you live right now in mcallen, that's certainly going to be challenging. i'm looking at a human -- basically, a human rope -- a human chain of border patrol agents in front of the facility making sure there would be no actual protesters that make their way to the facility itself. again, fairly tense moments that are unfolding here in the city of mcallen, texas, as demonstrators block the path of what appears to be a detainee transport vehicle. fred? >> polo, stay on the line with me, because we do have some of the images and sound taken just moments earlier, where people were yelling near that bus. let's listen in and perhaps you can tell me what is being said
since you were there. >> we're not going anywhere! this is our country! our people have died for this country! leave the children alone! >> so, polo, i could make out one, you know, little portion there. he says we are there for them. justifying why he and others are there. is he presumably, i guess, one of the leaders of the group that's gathered there? >> that's correct, fred. that's the messaging we heard this morning. keep in mind, this is following what was a visit by some representatives, some lawmakers, democratic lawmakers to this very facility just a couple of hours ago. they, obviously, have since cleared out and so a couple of hours later what we have are
these demonstrators that were, my understanding, led by lulac, several members here in texas, who came in to basically have a demonstration and i do have to tell you what i'm looking at right now, fred, and i'm not sure if you can see those images with me, but looking into the bus and you can make out the silhouettes of people behind the caged structure that is installed in this bus and those people are waving, i can see men and women and a small hand. there is a small child in that bus, which is, obviously, why many of those people are here. >> all right, polo sandoval, thank you so much. again, polo is on the phone there and we have our live cameras there, as you see a number of people in mcallen, texas, who have gathered. many of them have been demanding
the release of children to parents and now polo is describing there is a bus there. he described it there was a small hand that was seen, but we don't know all the details about who was on the bus, where they are being taken to or entering, et cetera, but i do want to bring in donna abbott, she is the director of refugee and immigrant programs with bethany christian services in grand rapids, michigan. so, donna, what you're understanding -- well, mcallen, texas, is one place, but there are dozens of facilities across the country that have children or parents or both, but what's your understanding about the kind of treatment, services, aid, counseling, supplies, all
of that. >> bethany provides children with a case manager, a clinician and the children in foster care, so those are the kind of services we provide and the case manager works very hard at identifying not only the parent, but other potential family members who could provide care, and be ensured that the child has communication with parent and/or other family members. >> so, donna, help me understand. now we're looking at a tighter picture. you can see the silhouette of people who are onboard that bus, by the way, as you and i are talking, so if i have to interrupt you to get more information about what's happening here, you know, my apologies in advance. but tell me, then, how is bethany used? are you contracted to assist in some of these sites?
are you contracted to service some of these sites? are you carrying out some of these detention facilities? help me understand your role. >> we don't see ourselves as a detention facility. children go to school, they move around the community, with family, go to movies, parks on the weekend. we feel that if children can't be with their own family, then a family-like environment is the most appropriate placement for any child, let alone a child who's experienced dtrauma, so w work very hard to make sure children and their foster family understand it's a transitional placement. it is always been the intent to reunify children and parents whenever possible. these are children separated unavoidably either in the chaos
in their country or in flight, so we have well trained foster parents in assisting children who are looking to reunify with family members who have been separated. >> hold on real quick, dona. sorry to interrupt, real quick, i want to bring back polo here. as we're looking at the silhouettes, i feel i got a glimpse of a little girl in the window of this bus. is the bus in motion? the camera is in motion. i can't tell, is the bus in motion? where's it going to? what are you understanding what's happening here? >> you know, we can only speak to what traditionally happens here. we've seen these light unmarked buses leave this facility in south mcallen, and transport, many of these people who have been detained and oftentimes charged with entering the country illegally. it's very important that we point out that we are not aware of the circumstances of the people who are aboard this bus here. but when you look inside, you
can see the silhouettes, hands, adult hands, and, obviously, the hands of children. as this bus is forced to take a different route to another facility. fred? >> just to recap, you're saying this bus was trying to enter this facility at mcallen, or was it exiting? >> fred, when all of this happened, this bus was in the process of leaving this processing facility, the facility that many of these families are brought to, are taken to, rather, to be processed before they are taken to other detention facilities. so in this case what we saw was this bus was leaving the facility when the civil rights group had noticed it and tried to get in the way of the bus and were able to do so and forced the buss to go to the other direction. >> we don't know after it has left the processing facility, we don't know where it's going, whether to a detention facility, whether people are being
transported to somewhere out of state. we just don't know. >> fred, if you would like, we can hear from some of the demonstrators. hello, ma'am, you're live on cnn. what did you see, what happened? who do you think was in there? >> ninos. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> she says she was, obviously, struck struck with emotion and saw inside and the small hands of the children. tiny hands. larger adult hands. [ speaking in a foreign language ] fred, that will give you an idea of what played out here in south mcallen. the group is, obviously, being pushed back now. we know that federal agents are up in the air. i recognize that helicopter up there as a helicopter that's operated by customs and border protection. authorities here certainly had to call in re-enforcements when
all of this took place. having to rely on local police, as well, trying to clear the road. i did see during a few moments that some heavily armed and prepared law enforcement officers did get called in and stood by, just watched, as they tried to bring this to a peaceful end. appears that is the case. we'll find out if anybody had to be detained or arrested in all of this, but to put a button on this, shows you emotions are certainly high. this is an emotionally charged issue. add children into the mix here and to the immigration debate, and people are certainly going to feel extremely strong about their positions. >> yeah, okay, polo sandoval, thank you so much. very clear, very upsetting, just by way of the woman you just spoke to, who was very moved over the vision of kids that were on that bus. still unclear where that bus will be going after leaving this processing facility there in mcallen.
thank you so much. we want to take you now to florida, to homestead, where senator bill nelson described earlier in the week he wanted access to the facility there to see for himself by way of being an elected senator, being in the parameters of your responsibilities, oversight, you were denied access. you came back this weekend. senator, good to see you. you were granted access this time, and you were also accompanied by debbie wasserman schultz and frederica wilson. what did you see in the one hour, we understand, one hour that you were inside the facility? >> fred, what i asked to see were the 70 children which are part of the 2300 that have been separated from their immediate family. i was denied that request. what we did find out, that those 70 are separated for purposes not physically, but for purposes
of being able to contact their parents. i ask how many of the 70 have not been able to be on the phone with their parents, i was told just a handful. so that's good news. i said what are the plans to get these children back with their parents and, of course, they don't know at this level since the president's executive order ignored the 2300 that have been separated from their families. and so it is in a wait and see. this i did learn. i said how are you keeping the children here violating the judge's order, which is the flores settlement, which says
that a child can't be kept in detention more than 30 days. lo and behold, they don't consider this a detention facility. this is a shelter. >> how long have some of the kids been staying there, as far as you know? >> they would not stay, but longer than 20 days, including the 70 that were separated from their parents. >> are you satisfied with what you saw, or are you more frustrated? >> of course, i'm frustrated. when a child is taken away from the arms of a parent, that's not a good situation.
i ask them. emotional and mental condition of these children and the trauma that they are going through, they say it's not just a mental health thing, then they have to refer some place else. that's what's going on. as far as the facility is concerned, i will say good things about what i observed and the way the children are being treated, but that doesn't address the policy. why are 2300-plus children in this country, including 70 in this facility, why have they been taken from their parents, and why are they not being immediately reunited? >> and one of the most perplexing and perhaps even upsetting elements about this is because no one has been able to express how when a child is separated from their parent, how are they being matched up? how are they being cataloged,
you know, upon entry to make sure that a child who may be months old or just a couple years old or even 13 years old, you know, they are able to communicate and know where their parent is and vice versa, so they can be matched up. are you getting any closer to an answer to that perplexing and very troubling question? >> they say -- we asked that question, and the answer is, that they are given an identification number, and it's through that identification number when they were separated from their parents that they have been able to locate their parents and to get most of those, she said a handful, but most of those 70 here on the phone with their parents. now what we want to see is them reunited with their parents. as is required by the law.
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right now a man hunt is under way for a driver who plowed through protesters in pittsburgh. this is a moment as a black sedan was captured on video going through a group of people overnight. authorities say no one was hurt. this comes after protesters shut down the streets for a third night after an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by police in a borough outside the city. 17-year-old antawn rose was shot
by an officer three times as he was running from a car that had been pulled over. that car matched the description of a vehicle involved in an earlier shooting. >> shot that young boy for running. yeah, he's a lie, but he's complaining. i don't know how anyone can shoot anyone for running. >> more protests expected today. still looking for that vehicle and, you know, the shooting in and of itself still perplexing. >> yeah, no doubt about that, fred, there's a lot of unanswered questions in pittsburgh and that's why the city is still pretty tense. things are quiet right now, but protest organizers do plan to at least regroup tonight and decide what their next step is, and we do expect some protests to take place tonight. essentially, they have promised city leaders they are going to continue protesting and continue to shut down aspects of the city
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this is cnn breaking news. >> you are in the cnn newsroom, i'm ana cabrera in new york. we have breaking news right now in south texas. shouting, chaos, anger. protesters putting their own bodies in front of a bus at a migrant detention center. this is right along the border. listen to this. >> shame on you! shame on you! shame on you! shame on you! >> this crowd face-to-face with border patrol agents in mcallen, texas, as a bus loaded with children we've learned was attempting to leave the property. let's go right to the scene. cnn's polo sandoval is there with us. polo, who was on that bus? do we know where it was